Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (285)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

285. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of housing units that have been leased for social housing since 1 September 2020 to date; the locations of same, in tabular form; the developer in each case; the number of units in each development; the length of time each lease has been agreed for; the cost of each; the number agreed in principle and not as yet finalised, respectively; the locations of each; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6352/21]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

To end September 2020, 722 homes were delivered under the Social Housing Leasing Programme in 2020. A breakdown of the delivery by location can be found on my Department's website at the following link: https://www.gov.ie/en/collection/6060e-overall-social-housing-provision/?referrer=http://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/social-housing/social-and-affordble/overall-social-housing-provision#social-housing-current-expenditure-programme-shcep.

Leasing delivery data for Q4 2020 is being collated at present and will be published as soon as that process is finalised. Details of the developer involved in each social housing leasing project are not held by my Department. That level of granular detail would be kept at local level.

The total expenditure for leasing up to end 2020, together with the average cost and agreement length of a new unit in 2020, is set out in Table 1 below. There are some further claims due into my Department in respect of 2020 delivery.

Table 1: Leasing Expenditure 2020

Total 2020 Leasing Expenditure

Average Annual Leasing Cost (New Unit) 2020

Average Annual Agreement Length (New Unit) 2020

€78,342,768

€13,389

19.6 years

To date, my Department has approved local authority applications for the delivery of a further 2,864 homes under the leasing delivery stream up to end 2022. This figure includes homes that were approved, and due for delivery in Q4 2020, but have not yet been confirmed as delivered as part of the Department's quarterly statistical process. Additional homes may be delivered through the delegated sanction allowed to each local authority. A breakdown by Local Authority can be found in Table 2 below.

Table 2: Approved for Delivery under Leasing from Q4 2020 to End 2022

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Total Leasing

Carlow

37

Cavan

18

Clare

41

Cork City

246

Cork County

71

DLR

191

Donegal

20

Dublin City

563

Fingal

132

Galway City

15

Galway County

49

Kerry

27

Kildare

330

Kilkenny

29

Laois

30

Leitrim

11

Limerick

119

Longford

15

Louth

97

Mayo

39

Meath

85

Monaghan

14

Offaly

57

Roscommon

13

Sligo

16

South Dublin

274

Tipperary

49

Waterford

42

Westmeath

57

Wexford

41

Wicklow

136

Total

2,864